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These Extravagant Brooklyn Properties Know They're Worth It

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Welcome back to Chopper Holdouts, a feature where we delve into the world of listings that time forgot. Any suggestions? Send them to the tipline.

We've taken a look at the most notable properties in Lower Manhattan and on the Upper East Side that have steadfastly refused to go under the PriceChopper's knife. Now, we turn to Brooklyn, where beautifully detailed prewar townhouses are just flying off the shelves...but not as much when they're priced upwards of $8 million. For some reason, most of the list is located in Brooklyn Heights.

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1. 36 Garden Place

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36 Garden Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

36 Garden Place, an immaculate five-story townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, attempted to set a Brooklyn record when it was listed for $10 million. last February. It failed. It may, however, have set a Brooklyn record for most unreasonable asking price. And sure, it doesn't technically qualify as a holdout since it has actually been chopped significantly, but the current ask is still obscenely high enough ($8.25 million) to earn it a spot on this map.

2. Clocktower #9D

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1 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Apartment #9D in Dumbo's Clocktower, a 3BR, 2.5BA, sold for $3.995 million in 2008. The buyer apparently had second thoughts, though, and put it back on the market three years later for $4,000 more, and there it has remained, unchopped, unpurchased.

3. 314 Hicks Street

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314 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Another Heights townhouse, 314 Hicks Street, has been on and off the market since last May, when it was listed for $4.6 million. At one point it entered contract, but apparently that fell through. Two weeks ago, it tacked an extra $50,000 onto the price tag, just because. Take that, everyone who couldn't afford its mammoth asking price. Now you can afford it 1 percent more.

4. Love Lane Mews Penthouse

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9 College Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

What separates the good Chopper Holdouts from the great ones is a well-timed price increase. The Penthouse in Brooklyn Height's (what is it with all these Height's places?) Love Lane Mews had been on the market for eight months at $3.5 million when it decided to just go ahead and ask $3.795 million instead. Why not?

5. 2805 Ocean Parkway #PH

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2805 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235

2805 Ocean Parkway's sparkly penthouse really does not qualify as a holdout, having had 35 percent hacked off its original asking price of $4.6 million (it was listed last summer). But what can we say—we just love the place too much not to give it its due. (We also love it enough to forgive it for sort of messing up the map.) The most recent pricechop was a rather sad $4,000 reduction in January. Currently, the price is $2.995 million.

1. 36 Garden Place

36 Garden Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

36 Garden Place, an immaculate five-story townhouse in Brooklyn Heights, attempted to set a Brooklyn record when it was listed for $10 million. last February. It failed. It may, however, have set a Brooklyn record for most unreasonable asking price. And sure, it doesn't technically qualify as a holdout since it has actually been chopped significantly, but the current ask is still obscenely high enough ($8.25 million) to earn it a spot on this map.

36 Garden Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

2. Clocktower #9D

1 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Apartment #9D in Dumbo's Clocktower, a 3BR, 2.5BA, sold for $3.995 million in 2008. The buyer apparently had second thoughts, though, and put it back on the market three years later for $4,000 more, and there it has remained, unchopped, unpurchased.

1 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

3. 314 Hicks Street

314 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Another Heights townhouse, 314 Hicks Street, has been on and off the market since last May, when it was listed for $4.6 million. At one point it entered contract, but apparently that fell through. Two weeks ago, it tacked an extra $50,000 onto the price tag, just because. Take that, everyone who couldn't afford its mammoth asking price. Now you can afford it 1 percent more.

314 Hicks Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

4. Love Lane Mews Penthouse

9 College Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

What separates the good Chopper Holdouts from the great ones is a well-timed price increase. The Penthouse in Brooklyn Height's (what is it with all these Height's places?) Love Lane Mews had been on the market for eight months at $3.5 million when it decided to just go ahead and ask $3.795 million instead. Why not?

9 College Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

5. 2805 Ocean Parkway #PH

2805 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11235

2805 Ocean Parkway's sparkly penthouse really does not qualify as a holdout, having had 35 percent hacked off its original asking price of $4.6 million (it was listed last summer). But what can we say—we just love the place too much not to give it its due. (We also love it enough to forgive it for sort of messing up the map.) The most recent pricechop was a rather sad $4,000 reduction in January. Currently, the price is $2.995 million.

2805 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235